Date: January 26, 2017
Special movie screening
The University Union Ballroom
Sacramento State’s University Union UNIQUE Programs is pleased to announce a special movie screening of Moana on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM. The screening will be held in The University Union Ballroom. This event is free for students and the general public.
In the beginning, when there was only ocean, Te Fiti, an island goddess, emerged. Te Fiti's heart, a small pounamu stone, possessed the power to create life and raise islands. But it also attracted monsters who tried to steal it for its creative power. It was stolen by the demigod Maui, who planned to give it to humanity as a gift. After he stole it, the island was enveloped in darkness. As Maui made his escape, he was attacked by the lava demon Te Kā, causing the heart to become lost in the ocean along with his magical fishhook.
A millennium later, a young Moana Waialiki, the daughter and heir of a chief on the small Polynesian island of Motunui, is chosen by the ocean to receive the heart as she is collecting shells on the shore. Her father, Chief Tui, insists the island provides everything the villagers might need. But a few years later, the fish become scarce, coconuts begin to spoil, and the island's vegetation begins to die. Moana proposes going beyond the reef to find more fish. Tui angrily rejects her request, as sailing beyond the reef is forbidden. Moana's mother Sina confesses that Tui fears the ocean because he lost his best friend when they attempted to sail together beyond the reef.
Moana's grandmother, Gramma Tala finds Moana on the beach after a failed attempt to sail the ocean and shows Moana a secret cave hidden behind a waterfall. She finds a fleet of outrigger sailing canoes, revealing that the island's ancestors were seafaring voyagers. Tala gives Moana the heart of Te Fiti, which she has kept safe for her granddaughter ever since she was chosen by the ocean, and shows her that the darkness unleashed by Maui's theft is now consuming the island.
This film is rated PG with a run time of approximately 107 minutes.
For more information, please visit www.SacStateUNIQUE.com or call the University Union Info Desk at (916) 278-6997.
The University Union
Free parking after 6:30 pm on the 6th floor of Parking Structure III.
Individuals needing reasonable accommodations must contact us within 5 business days of the event at UNIQUEPrograms@SacStateUNIQUE.com or (916) 278-3928.